Bhumisparsa Mudra Gautama Buddha Statue 23"
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Bhumisparsa Mudra Gautama Buddha Statue 23" Item #7n77

Materials: Lost Wax Method, Copper

Origin: Hand Made in Nepal

Tibetan Name: Shakya Tubba

Height: 23 inches

Width: 16.5 inches

Depth: 13 inches

Weight: 30 pounds

Price: $5965

Sale Price: $5368



Description

This beautiful Shakyamuni Buddha statue is seated in dhyana asana or meditative pose.  In this position, the legs are crossed, closely locked with the soles of both feet visible.  Lord Buddha is wearing a beautiful detailed carved dhoti incised with floral motifs.  He is seated on a double lotus base also known as padmasana.

The Buddha Shakyamuni, at the moment of enlightenment, invoked the earth as witness, as indicated by the fingers of his right hand, which spread downward in bhumisparsha mudra, "the earth touching gesture".  As the Buddhist sutras narrate, the sun and moon stood still, and all the creatures of the world came to offer respect to the Supreme One who had broken through the boundaries of egocentric existence.  All Buddhist art celebrates this moment and leads the viewer toward the Buddha's experience of selfless and unsurpassed enlightenment.

Located on the lower backside of the statue you will find a wheel emblem also known as a chakra a symbol of absolute completeness.

The first humanlike representations of the Buddha are said to have been drawn on canvas from rays of golden light emanating from his body.  Later Buddhist art pictured the Buddha in numerous manifestations, but always as a model of human potential, never as a historically identifiable person. All forms of the Buddha, however, are commonly shown seated on a lotus throne (as seen here), a symbol of the mind's transcendent nature.  As a lotus rises from the mud to bloom unsoiled in open space, so too does the mind rise through the discord of its own experience to blossom in the boundlessness of unconditional awareness.

"Be a light unto yourself," Buddha Shakyamuni declared at the end of his life.  Become a Buddha, an awakened being, he urged, but never a blind follower of tradition.

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